Areas of Practice

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The Solution to Your Legal Needs

Our law firm is a "legal boutique" that custom-tailors solutions to meet the specialized demands of both start-up companies and small to medium-sized businesses, individuals seeking a franchise and businesses looking to expand into franchising.

If you need an effective, results-oriented law firm to help you grow and run your business, contact one of the business or franchise attorneys at Lanard and Associates today.


Franchise Law

With our decades of experience with franchise law matters, we can help you understand the commitment you are undertaking as a franchisee or the necessary documentation and filings needed to start franchising a business.

We can refer you to various resources that will assist you with developing the business aspect of your franchise as well as resources for your franchisees once you are established.

We make the experience hassle-free.

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Lease Reviews

Signing a commercial lease is a long-term contract, so it's that much more important that you fully understand your commitment.

The attorneys at Lanard and Associates know the legal issues and business terms that the less experienced lawyer, general practitioner, and the real estate broker, won’t know to negotiate.

We've found that lease reviews performed by franchisors or real estate brokers are not a substitute for an independent legal review.


Business Formations

Should you form a corporation or a limited liability company?

We work with you, your accountant, and your business partner(s), if any, to determine the most advantageous business entity for your specific situation. We will file the paperwork and prepare all of the documentation that will define how your business is to be managed and run.

Lanard and Associates can help you make the best decisions regarding your business.


Buying a Business

When buying a business, it is important to evaluate every aspect of the business that you intend to purchase. A thorough investigation of all of the contracts, customers, employees and their contracts and benefits, financial information, liens on the business assets, leases, etc., can prevent costly surprises down the road. Framing the agreement so you have the representations and warranties from the seller that are key to your future success, along with the due diligence, is just a part of what the attorneys at Lanard and Associates can do for you.


Contract Law

We meticulously review, revise, and negotiate any contracts, leases, joint venture agreements, license agreements, and other documents that your business may require.

We will advise you on any significant issues that they may contain and suggest and negotiate revisions to achieve your goals.We are tenacious in our negotiations, always working to meet your objectives.

Contact an experienced Contract Law attorney today at Lanard and Associates and ensure your future is protected.


Sale of Business

Selling a business can be overwhelming.

What types of representations and warranties will you have to provide the buyer that could later haunt you, and what is included or excluded from the sale, along with what contingencies you will permit, are key points to consider when selling your business.

Let our experienced business attorneys develop the documents and advocate and negotiate on your behalf to put you in the best financial and legal position in the sale of your business.

Talk To Nancy Lanard And The Attorneys At Lanard And Associates About Your Business And Franchise Goals

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